Vivian Clarke’s latest release, Fire, Walk With Me is a glitchy, industrial-dance headfuck.
Coming across as a distant cousin to Vaporwave, in that sounds from the past, in this case mainly 1980 shoegaze/indie guitar music, are cut up, sampled or referenced but in such a way that they are familiar but rendered new.
It’s in part melodic and rhythmic but also discomforting as the past is made into a repetitive beat. A looped memory without context. Whilst the references are firmly from or adhering to the 80s, it’s a release that feels fresh and reflective of our age when memory and experience are being shortened. For fans of Psychic TV and other sonic explorers of the Industrial/Dance genre. Recommended.